Thursday, December 15, 2011

See the world; read a book: Ellen Welcker's The Botanical Garden

Does your bank account tell you that travel is not an option right now?  Wondering what you'll read on your staycation?  Some satisfying armchair travel can be had in Ellen Welcker's The Botanical Garden.  Read my review of The Botanical Garden on The Nervous Breakdown:

"In Ellen Welcker’s The Botanical Garden, a world of people, events, and creatures become seen—not seen the way we see Twitter updates, but the way we see a new land for the first time."

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I've heard of hybrid cars, but hybrid literature?

I'm excited that my book was a finalist in this year's Emergency Press International Book Contest!  Read the announcement of the winner and finalists on their website:

Emergency Press is a great destination for hybrid works. They published Aaron Dietz's Super, a book with powers. Take a look at a page of Super on Aaron's website and you'll see what I mean.

The Emergency Press website says they publish "explorative books of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and emergent forms that fall outside traditional categories."

If you write work that isn't easily categorized, check out Emergency Press's contest.  The deadline is in July 2012.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Poetry everywhere by everyone

That's what the C&P Coffee website says.  Also, "for the no-capital-p poet in each of us."

I would like to add, "what's up, West Coast?!"

Please join me for what may be my last reading in Seattle.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Featured readers:  Rayn Roberts and Priya Keefe, 7 - 8 pm
Open mic, ~ 8 - 9 pm

C&P Coffee
5612 California Avenue SW  (West Seattle)
Seattle, WA 98136


Friday, July 22, 2011

Road Trip!

Bring your poems, flash fiction, guitar, piccolo trumpet, the jokes your 6-year-old sister loved

Open mic at Everett Poetry Night
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Sign up at 7pm
Cafe Zippy
2811 Wetmore Ave
Everett, WA 98201

I am the featured reader

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Our Kids, Our Selves

A 30 minute spoken word radio program.  Airs on KSER 90.7 - you can listen online at on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 6:30 PT or 9:30 ET.

PoetsWest #196
(29.03 minutes)

Another Son—Dick Gibbons
Setting Up House—Ann Spiers
To an Infant—Ann Spiers
Early Childhood Education—Nancy Dahlberg
Childhood—J. Glenn Evans
Just a Bunch—Len Tews
Glow in the Dark—Len Tews
Different Mind-sets—Richard Brugger
Victory Café—J. Glenn Evans
Angel’s Beach—Karen Havnaer
Further Adventures—Dennis Caswell
Masquerades—Ellaraine Lockie
First Car—Marj Hahne
Girls Like Jessica—Priya Keefe
Where Are You Child—Scott Galasso
Punk in Tee Shirt—John Burgess
Note for My Niece—Marj Hahne

Ray Lynch Deep Breakfast Tk5
Jerin Falkner Almost Completely Happy Tk1

Saturday, April 09, 2011

National Poetry Month comes every year

This year I am doing NaPoWriMo: writing {a poem} every day of April.  The last two years I was in graduate school.  I've run out of excuses to not write.  Sometimes, I will take a prompt from this site,; sometimes, from a napowrimo piece or prompt a friend has posted on Facebook. 

At first, I thought I would post a few of the better ones on FB, but I find myself posting every day.  I may feel chagrined to post a mediocre blurb, but posting every day brings me into this community of writers who are writing every day.  And I had been writing every...okay, not every week.  I am inspired, seeing my friends posting their writing every day.  And I am encouraged to take myself less seriously by posting whatever I come up with.  But most importantly, I am writing for 30 days.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Meanwhile, back in the States...

My next reading is Tuesday, March 15, 2010, 7-8 pm.
Third Tuesdays Poets & Writers

Seattle Mobile Espresso, 13000 Linden Ave N. 
Phone 206-420-4719. 
Curated by Dobbie Reese Norris.

Friday, February 18, 2011

On the streets of Dublin

A small part of my thesis is on the streets of Dublin right now, as part of UpStart's project promoting creativity in Ireland!

All the photos are on a searchable map.  Search for "questions."

UPDATE:  "Index of Questions & Answers" (excerpted and posted on a Dublin lamppost) is now on Upstart's blog:

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Just in time for happy hour

Saturday, February 5th, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
in the basement of the Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle, WA 98115.

Reader’s Choice features John Burgess, Priya Keefe, Raúl Sanchez.  Open mic.  MC J. Glenn Evans.  The entire program is recorded for possible airplay on KSER 90.7.